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Address: 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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+1 843-559-0383
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea...

The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day

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Very educational

We didn't know what to expect stopping to learn about tea. My husband and I both enjoyed it. Sample some delicious tea and learn about tea farming and processing tea leaves. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
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Cranbrook, Canada
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187 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Tea Plantation in February. We were staying at Isle of Palms so it was about a 1 hour drive. This is a one of a kind place in North America and very interesting. The only reason I gave it a rating of 3 is that their power was off in the gift shop and factory. Which meant... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't know what to expect stopping to learn about tea. My husband and I both enjoyed it. Sample some delicious tea and learn about tea farming and processing tea leaves. We were in and out in under an hour. Interesting quick stop

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Thanks so much for the review! We're glad to hear that both you and your husband enjoyed your visit to the plantation, and appreciate you coming to see us. We hope you will stop by again some time! More 

Poquoson, Va
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read reviews online about this tea plantation so decided to visit. Beautiful drive to get there even in February. We did the factory tour and great to see something being grown and made in America. Trolly tour definitely give you a lot more insight into the tea growing process. And reasonable price to do it unlike some of the other... More 

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Thank Shanigirl1
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Hi there, thank you for your kind words! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to CTP. We enjoy sharing our passion for tea and the production process, and are so glad that you found your visit and your interesting. Thanks again, we hope you will come visit us again soon! More 

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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great visit to a plantation. Very informative as I had no idea how tea was grown. They have an informative tour of the factory that you can see the process. It was shown on a video, we were visiting in February so there was no harvesting going on, we then took the trolley tour of the plantation.... More 

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Thank 26131
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you found your visit enjoyable and informative. We take great pride in being North America's only tea plantation. And we will pass on your compliments to Bob, we know he will appreciate it! Thanks again for your kind words, we hope you will come see us... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were trying to decide if we should head to a true plantation home (Magnolia, Mansfield. Boone Hall, etc.) or head to Charleston Tea Plantation. We (obviously) ended up choosing the Tea Plantation and were thrilled that we did. If you even remotely like tea (cold or hot), this is a great stop. They offer tons of... More 

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Thank pddorja725
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Hi there, thanks so much for your kind words! We are honored that you chose us from such an impressive list of places, and are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your visit! Some of our guests do find that the factory tour is more exciting during the harvest season, our trolley tour is a treat anytime of... More 

Canada
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83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed in our trip to the Charleston Tea Plantation. The shop is great with free samples of their tea, both hot and chilled + lots of other tea-related items, local favourites. We took the narrated video tour behind the shop, which was pretty lame. It ran about ten minutes and you had the ability to view the machines... More 

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Thank ceilidhsmith
Management response:

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with your trip to CTP. We wish that the harvest season lasted all year long, but unfortunately our machines cannot run continually. Perhaps you would enjoy a visit during the harvest season to see our operation at its height. Our... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've done just about everything else in Charleston but continue to make it a destination in the south for quick two or three night stopovers. Family recommended this tour and it was wonderful! As the only American tea plantation it is well worth the learning experience. We visited on a January weekday and arrived just at opening. Our tour bus... More 

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Thank James B
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Hi James! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the plantation, and glad that you finally got the chance to come see us on one of your visits to Charleston. It sounds like you had quite the experience with us, from your talk... More 

Plano, Texas
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed both the 'self-guided' video tour through the factory and also the Trolley Tour with Bob. There were plenty of free tea samples and a really nice gift shop, too. It was a great place for an afternoon activity that was interesting and a beautiful place to visit not too far from Charleston.

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Thank Leeanne H
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Hi Leeanne! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the plantation and found it both interesting and informative. We take great pride in calling such a beautiful place home to our operation. We appreciate you coming to see us, and hope you will come visit... More 

Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending some time at another landmark that morning, I was certain our children would be exhausted and find the plantation tour boring, so I dragged them along anyway. Much to my surprise, and despite their tiredness, they loved it! We watched the video tour first and then got on the trolley and were taken around the plantation, learning facts... More 

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Thank aly77m
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Hi there! Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy that you and your children enjoyed your visit to the plantation, despite any fatigue you may have been feeling. Kids not only have fun on the trolley tour and learning about tea, but also have plenty of space to run around and explore at the plantation. We are... More 

Missouri
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had actually been there a few years before, but I went back with a friend. She loves tea and found this to be very informative and lots of fun. I don't care for tea, but I still find this to be a lot of fun.

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Thank Kathy M
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Hi Kathy! We're so glad to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your visit to the plantation. We really appreciate our frequent visitors, especially those who don't even care for tea! There really is something for everyone to enjoy here at CTP. Thanks again, and we hope to see you for another visit soon! More 

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